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CPPs – efficiently propelling vessels with varying propulsion demands

Benefit from a versatile and high-efficiency propeller range: Our standard blade/hub materials are Ni-Al-bronze, with stainless steel offered as an option. For special demands, our propellers are ice-strengthened, designed, and tailored to meet specific class regulations up to the highest polar ice classes. Shaft line systems with tail shafts, intermediate shafts, and bearings are customized for a wide range of applications, and, for example, stern tube lube and sealing systems based on various types of oil, biodegradable oils or water.
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MAN Alpha CP propellers are ideal for ships with varying operational modes and propulsion patterns ranging from dynamic maneuvering and bollard pull conditions to economical partial-load service and full-speed steaming. Our CPPs are versatile propulsors, which meet the challenges of many different applications – and deliver excellent propulsion performance and efficiency with minimal vibration and noise levels.


  • Fuel savings and reduced emission levels: High propulsive efficiency equals low fuel consumption and reduced exhaust gas emissions
  • Propulsion flexibility and highest overall efficiency: Cutting-edge hydrodynamic blade designs as the basis for top propulsion performance and versatility in operating profiles
  • High comfort for passengers, crew and cargo: Maximized propeller efficiency with respect to controlled cavitation, pressure pulses, and noise
  • Low wear rates and very long lifetime: Ensured by robust and reliable materials and components – designed with ample margins of strength


An optimal propeller for any application

Flexibility for efficiently covering all propulsion power requirements of MAN’s engine programs – and for CPPs in particular, the focus is the shaft power range up to 40 MW.

Need more background to propulsion?

See our: Basic principles of propulsion
more than
years of CPP production
Impressive range of
CPP standard hub variants

Explore our interactive marine propulsion systems

Click here to access our Interactive Product Experience and see how MAN marine products enable a ship to operate on sea efficiently and reliably. Each of the products shown have their own key features displayed in 3D and explained. Explore our two-stroke main engine, GenSets, turbocharger, CP propeller and control system and our innovative digital offering “PrimeServ Assist”.
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MAN PrimeServ propeller maintenance concept

Our propeller maintenance concept (PMC) service packages for propeller maintenance are offered in connection with five- and/or ten-year inspections – in accordance with the docking periods recommended by the classification societies.

How you benefit

  • Prompt delivery of high-demand spare parts within 24 hours
  • Fast, reliable and competent customer support
  • Individually tailored O&M contracts
  • Ongoing training and qualification of operators and maintenance staff
  • Global service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
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Looking for an integrated CP propeller and aft ship solution?

We will tailor a matching solution for you. Get in touch today – and propel ahead.


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